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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fracking Ban to Hit Youngstown Ballot for a Fourth Time

3 times voters have rejected
a fracking ban in Youngstown -
but activists aren't giving up
From the Youngstown Vindicator:
The anti-fracking “Community Bill of Rights” charter amendment will be in front of Youngstown voters for the fourth time. 
The Mahoning County Board of Elections certified Tuesday that the citizen-initiative has the required signatures to be on the Nov. 4 ballot. 
The Community Bill of Rights committee submitted petitions with 2,058 signatures. 
The board determined 1,447 of the signatures are valid. The committee needed at least 1,216 valid signatures to get the proposal on the ballot. 
“We’re pleased with the certification,” said Susie Beiersdorfer, a committee member. “We’re going again. There’s no one protecting our air and property rights so the community members have to do it.”
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